Sunday 7 June, 2020

COVID-19: Supermarket workers told to stop wearing gloves

Stop wearing gloves!

It may be doing more harm than good.

That is the advice of both the Diabetes Association, as well as the Supermarkets Association to supermarket employees and employees of other customer service businesses.

According to the groups, latex gloves should not be worn by customer service employees, except for medical workers and cleaning staff, unless a fresh pair is worn for each transaction/customer and is followed by hand washing.

They say this is in keeping with statements from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for the Disease Control (CDC) about the proper use of personal protective equipment, which include gloves.

Workers are urged to no longer wear latex gloves and adopt regular hand hygiene, either by proper hand washing or with an alcohol based sanitizer.

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